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some big, big games in the afc and it really starts at the top. houston, number one seed, but they have got to go to indianapolis, bob, a place where they have never won. if they don't win, you've got the opportunity for denver and also for new england to pass them. so huge, huge games at the top of the afc race and, you know, it's really makes for a big week 17. >> packers/vikings is a game in the nfc has playoff implications. what are your thoughts on that? >> yes. that becomes a huge game also with the win tonight by seattle, that has vaulted the packers over the top of -- over top of san francisco and they have got to win this game against minnesota to keep that position. and minnesota had a chance in that first game. we saw an interception by christian ponder. that really turned the game around. minnesota is in a win or in situation. so it becomes a huge, huge game for them also. and minnesota playing in front of that home crowd. we saw what the home crowd in seattle did tonight. >> tony, thanks a lot. apologize for the confusion there at the top. i trust you have access either thr
bombshell report about whitney houston's death. >>> and a big business deal involvin ♪ skinny, so skinny >>> thank you so much. willie, that's right. it's time for "the skinny. xwts and i think the first story made a lot of mouths drop. >> absolutely. this has to do with one of america's most beloved performers, one of america's most beloved musicians. whitney houston, the memory of her passing still very fresh. you know, it hasn't been very long. but there are accusations now from a hollywood private investigator who claims that whitney houston was murdered by drug dealers. he claims he has surveillance video that proves it. his name is paul wable, and he's turned over evidence to the fbi, showing that the 48-year-old singer was killed over a drug debt in february. of course, these are just allegations and accusations. he says he has proof. but again, we haven't seen that proof. of course, if this is true, this would be major, major news. >> in the interview, he also said, well, i don't have -- i can't say that definitely she was killed. but i have proof, and there's video of drugs bein
in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app? >> scrabble. >> sometimes i want to yank that out of your hands. >> and all that matters. >> an endangered thi
. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is still not over. ten deaths blamed on the storm. more than 2,400 flights have been canceled. it could dump more snow on new england and upstate new york today. boy, they don't need that. bonnie schneider with a look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. the storm we've been talking about is working its w
ago more reassuring news. we will take you live to the hospital in houston. also, it is a nightmare for new yorkers. standing on a subway platform, and they are usually very crowded. when somebody pushes you in front of a moving train. this week it happened again. police now say someone has been charged in this. and a twist in their investigation, now they are calling this one a hate crime. stay close. i'm dominique dawes and there's a big advantage parents can give their kids -- making sure they get active at least 60 minutes each day. studies show that physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy, it can enhance important skills, like concentration and problem solving, which can improve academic performance. this means physical activity can help your kids in the most important game of all -- life. update you on our nation's 41st president. president george h.w. bush is now out of intensive care. doctors moving him into a regular patient room at the houston hospital where they have been treating him since november. president bush who is 88 years old, the oldest living former
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for the colts' regular season finale against houston. at a news conference pagano thanked his wife of 23 years. tina pagano stayed right by his side throughout his hospital stay. >> i want to thank you. she's a soldier, a warrior, my soul mate. >> pagano also thanked his doctor, the community, and of course his team. many of the colts shaved their heads last month to honor him. a couple colts cheerleaders shaved their heads as well for cancer research funding. pagano's comeback may be the most uplifting story from the sports world for 2012. we'll take a look at ten other stories that grabbed headlines some beyond the sports pages. >> today is a new day at augusta national. >> augusta national, perhaps the most prestigious golf club in america and home of the masters had excluded women from its membership roles since its opening in 1932. but that changed in august with a highly show cased admission. a former secretary of state, condoleezza rice, and darla moore, south carolina businesswoman. >> i haven't thought yet about where i'll play but i have thought a lot about where i've been. >> when q
, joining me from houston on the latest on the 41st president's health. little bit of good news, charles. >> reporter: certainly is, luke, i spoke with a spokesman for the bush family that doctors are seeing a slight improvement, his fever is now gone, but the 88-year-old former president remains at methodist hospital here in houston, where he's been before thanksgiving, suffering from a chronic cough. doctors remain cautiously optimistic that he will make a recovery, despite the recent setback of fever and weakness. he is getting a lot of family support, though. barbara bush visits twice a day. yesterday neil bush and his family visited for christmas, and they brought with them chinese food. apparently, it's a bush family tradition to visit their favorite chinese restaurant in houston on christmas day. yesterday, the chinese food was brought to them. former president george w. bush and his brother, former governor of florida, have visited their father in recent weeks. their sister dora is visiting their father today. despite the recent good news, there's no talk when the former presiden
could close ports from houston to boston. it would cripple shipping operations, and of course, impact the economy as early as next week. the union has been work without a contract since september and as many as 14,000 workers could hit the picket line starting this sunday. >>> big retailers have agreed to recall baby recliners which have a deadly defect. 150,000 nap nanny infant recliners are being blamed for at least five deaths and dozens of reports of babies falling, as well. the recliners have been on sale for about four years, and retailers agreed to this recall after the manufacturer went out of business. parents should return it for a refund. >>> a florida dad is angry after the christmas present he bought at a pawnshop for his teenage daughter had some x-rated extras. turns out the tablet george sanchez purchased was loaded with hard core porn. computer experted tried to delete them but unable to restore them to factory settings. the pawnshop says it was sold as is and no returns. i would be angry too, if you bought that for something and there was porn on it. >> people who do
, 14-10 over the jets. >>> in the nba, houston a jeremy lin led the return to madison square garden for a 109-60 win over the knicks. a football autographed by johnny manziel was given to bush 41. former president george h.w. bush. and the heisman winner was on with jay leno last night. >>> just ahead, the voice tribute you're going to want to hear. >>> plus, business at newtown florists is busier than ever. but it's not about the business. it's really about the community. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back on this tuesday morning. heavy rain moving through new england is one of the big weather stories this morning. again, the only areas that will deal with snow, higher elevations in northern portions of maine. everybody else gets soaked. psychiatry resorts are getting rain, not what they needed before the big holiday break. the other story that will happen later today into tonight, snowstorms through the mountains of utah, colorado, then is looks like wednesday night into thursday, a priben of heavy snow through the center of omaha, lincoln, des moines, ames, madison,
. >> last week, we told you about the passing of wjla founder and owner. his funeral was held in houston texas today. a memorial service for mr. albritton be held in the d.c. area in january. our thoughts are with his family. >> no more disaster a coming to maryland. the federal government turned down the state appealed for more help for maryland counties. the only county awarded more help was somerset. official said there was not enough damage. a deal before congress would provide more than $60 billion of aid for victims of hurricane sandy. not everyone is for the legislation. the club for growth is urging senators to vote against the bill. >> and very dramatic day to day. >> with the low clouds and fog. we have a dense fog advisory. let's give you a preview. this is a high school in laurel. you see the fog get lower and lower and right towards sunset, you see the fog level dropped an even more, and that this is the beginning of the story here. visibility has really been messed with. most flights said dwi marshall have been canceled or delayed. here is the story. temperatures -- 49 at d
, 88-year-old george h.w. bush remains in a hospital in houston where he's been since last month battling a bad cough. the former president now has a persistent fever. bob orr joins us now from washington with details. bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, a spokesman for the bush family says that former president george h.w. bush is in "guarded condition," with that stubborn fever you mentioned that's not responding well to tylenol. the 88-year-old former president is on a liquid diet, and tonight he's in an intensive care unit at the houston hospital where he's been battling bronchitis and a series of setbacks over the past month or so. the spokesman said mr. bush's condition seems a little bit worse than it was on sunday, but he noted at the same time it's a bit better than it was yesterday. we're told he doesn't have very much energy, but his doctors are said to be "cautiously optimistic," and they believe they have all of his health issues in hand. jim. >> axelrod: thank you, bob. the news is better for south africa's former president, nelson mandela. he was released fr
the treatment of former president bush. right now he is in intensive care at a houston hospital. he was admitted sunday for persistent fever and that fever is what kept president bush in the hospital over christmas. doctors put him on a liquids only diet. >>> they have five days to come up with an agreement and the clock is ticking. the president and the u.s. congress are back now in the nation's capitol. but a that doesn't mean they're any closer to a deal avoiding the fiscal cliff. congressional officials say they have no significant strides toward a compromise from the long christmas break. and they had no negotiations or meetings set right now. without an agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be trig everyday in the new year. -- triggered in the new year. the main dispute continues over who gets taxed and exactly how much they will be taxed. >>> ? less than two hours you can gamble around the clock. maryland live casino is now getting ready to open the doors and they will never close once that happens. own 24/7 and abc2 news linda so is live this morning
residents will be able to return home. >> for president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. he has been there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. a spokesperson says the 88 year old is on an all liquid diet and has been and i see you sense sunday. he was originally admitted to the hospital for a bronchitis like cough there at the cop has improved with a fever is not the issue. >> the good news forumbers this morning we had a drop of a number of americans filing for unemployment last week. for the month we are at the lowest level for unemployment claims and nearly five years. the labor department said that weekly applications dropped to 350,000 and that's 10,000 fewer applicants than expected. the four week average at less also measure fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. the country is edging closer to follow up the fiscal cliff and there are no signs of a compromise between, between democrats and republicans. present obama returns to watching today after cutting as holiday vacation in hawaii short. house and senate
possibly new year's in the hospital. gabe gutierrez standing by in houston. gabe, what can you tell us? >> hi there, craig. the former president remains in intensive care at methodist hospital. he's been here more than a month and the family spokesman says he is improving and that his interactions with the medical staff include singing. there is no word on what exactly he's singing, of course, but the former president first went to the hospital in early november with bronxitis a ibronchitis and after developing a nagging cough and the family hoped to have him home by christmas and that didn't happen, and he developed a fever and so doctors put him in the icu and they were reluctant to get details about his treatment and this thursday his chief of staff sent an e-mail to supporters telling people to put the harps back in the closet. the former president is in very high spirits although he's not expected to leave this hospital any time soon. his family, right now, says he's in guarded condition and they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery, craig. >> gabe gutierrez from houston,
. >>> in the nba, houston's jeremy lin led the return to madison square garden with a 109-96 victory over the knicks. >> a football autographed by the new heisman trophy winner johnny manziel was given to bush 41, former president george h.w. bush as he incorporates in a hospital. and the heisman winner was on with jay leno last night. he said he hopes to keep the heisman trophy next to his bed. >>> now for another look of the weather, here is bill karins with the weather channel forecast. i guess that football made the former president feel a bit better. >> thank goodness i didn't watch that jets game last night. that was ugly. good morning. talking about ugly, rain this morning covering the map all through new england. give yourself extra time, providence, hartford, boston, all areas along the mass pike. even new hampshire and vermont, rare that you are getting a soaking rain in the middle of the night this time of year. but there's no cold air around. only the mountainous areas of maine will get snow out of this. today's forecast, we already cleared out the rain. we should get sunshine
chicago bears and the houston texans are nfc south champions. with a win over the indianapolis colts. >>> saturday night live changed the format of its opening this week in order to pay tribute of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school. instead of a comedy sketch, a children's choir led it with a rendition of "silent night." ♪ so tender and mild ♪ sleep in heavily peace ♪ sleep in heavenly peace #. >> it was really nice for them to start the show that way, i thought it was very thoughtful. it's hard for a show to address a story of such magnitude. >> you know, it was -- it was, you're right. it was the perfect way to do it and such a nice way to acknowledge it. it's nice to see everything coming together the way they are. >> this is first look on msnbc. stay tuned. way too early starts right now. >>> since i have been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by a mass shooting. fourth time we have hugged survivors. the fourth time we have consoled the families of victims. and in between, there have been an endl
't have land use restrictions. housing prices in houston, which has no zoning, are higher today than they were in 2008. so we don't see the kind of decline when you don't have the land use restrictions. the restrictions are a because the bubbles and that on caused a financial crisis. host: our guest is randal o'toole. marshall is joining us some inglewood, florida, democratic line. - marsha.ood mornin caller: good morning. president obama is focused on we can do better. i do not hope that or dream that or wonder that. i believe that and i am not even worried. i wish people had less worry. thank you. guest: we have a variety of problems. i think most of our problems are institutional. i think people misperceive the problems. in the 1970's we had a big scare about urban sprawl gobbling up our farmlands. yet all the urban areas in the country only cover less than 3% of the land area of the united states. we have a billion acres of farmland and yet in 1985 the florida legislature passed a law that protect farmland from urban sprawl. that law ended up causing a huge housing bubble that ha
game. they will send five players, only three teams in the nfl, san francisco, houston, and new england will have more player ins the probowl than the ravens. ray lewis is not on the roster. the move is just a procedure real one that makes him eligible to play in the post season. the ravens clinched the north division already. >>> tomorrow marks a first for our state. maryland live casino will open their doors and never close again. since opening, they have closed at 2:00 a.m. on weeknights, 4:00 a.m. on weekend. maryland live is preparing more changes in the future as well thank to the passage of question seven. table games will be coming soon. >>> also tomorrow, it is back to work for politicians in washington. president obama and others are traveling back to get in session. if republicans and democrats can't agree, the session won't meet. every american will be hit with higher taxes new year's day because of the fiscal cliff. a teacher with $43,000 a year will get a tax hike of more than $3,000 a year. a professional athlete would see his taxes go up more than 2.4 million a year. une
on when he may be allowed to go home. clayton sandell, abc news, houston. >> that's the kind of thing that happens when you're a former president. >> and music can heal. >>> still to come, we go behind the scenes of the rose bowl parade to see how the epic event comes together. all roses and floats and all that good thing. >> but first, it's been a history making year. we'll look back at some of the top stories of 2012, all coming up on "world news now." >>> "world news now" continues after this fro ♪ let's start the new year ♪ let's start the new year right ♪ ♪ 12 tonight when they dim the light, let's begin ♪ >>> it's been a busy year in the world of news. >> from history making world events to a tragedy in an elementary school that broke our hearts. >> did that captain abandon his ship before ordering an evacuation? >> the tributes are pouring in as thousands remember the life of joe paterno. >> just months after a sex scandal engulfed the campus and forced him to step down, he died from complications of lung cancer. >> i've had a wonderful experience here at penn state.
government to take action to protect women. >>> the houston chronicle says former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and resting in a regular room at the methodist hospital. he is being treated for a persistent fever. his condition improved over the weekend. >>> the moscow times reports five people were killed when a russian airliner crashed as it tried to land in moscow. a dash cam video shows how the plane overshot the runway went through a fence, and onto a highway. there were just eight crew members on board. >>> "usa today" says lawmakers on capitol hill reached a deal on sunday to extend the farm bill for another year. without an agreement, dairy subsidies would have risen to 1949 levels and the price of milk could have doubled. >>> and "the new york post" said kim kardashian and kanye west are expecting their first child. at his concert in atlantic city he told the crowd now you're having my baby and told them to congratulate his baby mom. they have been dating for nearly a year. anthony? you were surprised by the news this morning. >> yea
capitol each year. i want to thank my husband ray and our two children, bailey and houston -- they're 11 years old now, and so many of my colleagues that i -- that were here when i started bringing my children as babies here have watched them grow up. the senate isn't easy on families. they have sacrificed so i could serve the people of texas, and i'm grateful for their patience and generosity. they have loved coming to the capitol during these times. 11 years for the children and 20 for my husband ray. and i know my children's fondest memory, if i ask them what do i remember most about visits to the capitol, it is playing soccer in the russell building's hallways in the evenings when the coast is clear. and i would not be here today if it were not for my parents who gave me the gifts of strong values, unwaivin unwavering supd the education to be whatever i wanted to be. i must say that my parents were surprised when they saw what i wanted to be. they would have never thought that their daughter, growing up in lamarck, texas, a town of 15,000 good people, would think that she could be a
question that question now. >>> now to some surveillance video from houston. trust me, when you see this, you're going to want these bad guys put away for a long time. the gang of thieves ripped off a daycare center. three or four young men were captured on surveillance camera. there's one right there. going in, they shattered the glass door, then stole six tvs and several game consoles. that ain't all. and one thief took the time to hop on a tiny tricycle and ride it around the yard of the building. >> it's a total lack of respect. unfortunately, i think that's the mentality these days. >> the owner says he's hoping everyone involved in the burglary will be spending next christmas in jail. to that, i'm sure we all say amen. amen. >>> air travel is starting to get back to normal after that deadly winter storm tapered off. but the cleanup job goes on for parts of the northeast, just pounded by the drenching downpours and record snow. abc's john schriffen reports. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. powerful snap-like twigs in arkansas and this pickup truck in southern illinois. stru
. disturbance pushing through and strong thunderstorms late tonight in the houston area, into tomorrow. then louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, looking at torrential down pours, hail and a threat for tornadoes. >> thank you, andy. >>> not only is it christmas eve, it is national eggnog day. >> did you know? >> who knew? it's frothy, fattening, made from milk, sugar and spices. if it's homemade, it might be made with raw, unpasteurized eggs. but the commercial stuff like we have here is safe in cartons and made with the safe eggs, which is good to know. >> definitely. we're drinking the good stuff. >> hey, the commish. >> there you go, dude. >> very nice. cheers. it's a party here. >> as you all well know, if you want stronger, the brandy is in my desk upstairs. you know how we roll. >> there you go. sometime -- >> this is pretty good for the stuff we have here. >> this is nice. >> well done, staff. salute, everybody. get some eggnog. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this, everybody. don't go far. >> cheers. >> salute. i'm done! "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna
. they're called on the government to take action to prepro text women. >>> the "houston chronicle" says george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and is resting at a houston hospital. a spokesman said his condition improve oefrd the weekend. >>> "the moscow times" reports that five were killed when a plane tried to land. video showed how a plane overshot the runway, ran through a fence and onto a highway. >>> "usa today" says lawmakers on capitol hill reach add deal on sunday to extend the farm bill for another year without. n without an agreement dairy subsidies would have risen to 1949 levels and the price of milk could have doubled. >>> the "new york post" says kim kardashian and kanye west says they're expecting their first child. he told the crowd in song, now you're having my baby and he said congratulate the baby mom. you were surprised. >> i was a little shocked. were you surprised? >> i was not surprised. a big >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by the u.s. postal service. schedule your free package pickup today. >>> a connecticut lawyer is getting heavy criti
box. ♪ all onhinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ david: workers from boston to houston are threatening to walk off the job. the strike could disrupt billions of dollars in shipments and cripple supply. now the two sides have agreed to meeting after talks stalled earlier this month. that could cripple the economy. adam the one in los angeles about ten yearings ago cost a billions -- ten years ago cost a billion dollars a day. that's just one port. this is going to be newark, the gulf ports down in houston. adam: what seems to be a sticking point is a fee that the men and women who unload the containers get paid by the weight of the container. one thing not knowing too much of the details of where the hold-up is, the containers are getting larger and larger. what the ports are saying is it's too expensive. it hit a point where the the fees can't keep growing. they want to cap it. that seems to be where they are at loggerheads. you don't want to shut down commerce in the united states and that's what this will do. liz: it would stretch from maine to houston apparently. it would choke supp
andy griffith. phyllis dill ler. whitney houston, donna summer and dick clark just to name a few. from the sad and into the realm of crazy. 2012 culminated with plenty of drama. local is lindsay lohan is still in hot water and may be headed to the slammer again. lying to the cops. tack on another charge for allegedly hitting a woman at a new york city nightclub. amanda bines following in her foot step the actress was asked to stay off 00 road all together after a series of car accidents. country singer randy travis hit the drunk tank twice for dui. george clooney protest iting embassy. british royals had eye poppingly bear ear prince dutches kate middleton catches sun in not so private riveria. what's tupac coming back to live for one last appearance. the rapper's hole game while justin biebers turns off his audience puking on stage. >> gangnam style. >> singer psy most sung video on union. >> and honey boo boo leaves behind toddlers and terras to get her own hit show even endorsing president obama. >> just the other day honey boo boo endorsed me. [ laughter ] >> that's a big relief. >
. the union represent more than 14,000 workers at more than a dozen ports from boston to houston. the key sticking point -- container royalties or payments to union workers based on the weight of cargo. >>> now back to the markets. before the break, we told you about the best performing emerging markets this year. but -- emerging markets this year. the third best performing market this year is estonia, up 36.51%. and at number two is pakistan with the karachi stock exchange 100, up 49% for 2012. and the best performing market so far this year is turkey's ise national 100 index. up 52.26% this year. now our next guest says a play in the emerging markets could be a good bet for a successful 2013. joining us now to highlight the key markets to watch around the globe is ron shaw, managing partner at gina ventures. how are you doing? >> good. good morning. >> very good morning to you. did santa bring you everything you were hoping for? >> that and then some. >> that and then some. good. let's talk about emerging markets now. i've spoken to you a lot about how in the last couple of years, of co
now his condition is improving. we're joined from houston. paul, what can you tell us about the former president's condition? >> reporter: i can tell you this, don. he is now out of intensive care and a bush spokesman is telling me this is just wonderful, great news for the family that he has finally been taken out of intensive care. and for some reason, it seems like singing is a theme here among hw bush. the oak ridge boys apparently serenaded him yesterday after barbara bush had made a call to them and said we need for you to lift his spirits, and indeed they did, from what we understand. the oak ridge boys sang el vira and amazing grace. and the president reportedly singing yesterday and shows he still has his positive attitude and kept his sense of humor. a lot of clarity here. he says president bush absolutely loves his doctors and nurses here. burr again, the headline, he is now out of intensive care, don. >> paul, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> other news now. police in new york have a woman in custody, wanted for shoving a man to his death on the subway tracks. a p
firefighters in rochester, new york and a policeman and bystander in houston, texas. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we have the latest on the killings, coming ten days after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. >> brown: then, we turn to egypt, and accusations of voting fraud in the referendum for a new constitution. we talk with opposition leader mohamed el-baradei. consider a sad day in my view for it is going to institutionalize -- >> ifill: the legal showdown between california health center that discusses marijuana and >> ifill: we have the story of a legal showdown between a california health center that dispenses marijuana and federal authorities. >> just people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood cvs or anywhere else. >> brown: open season in congress look >> brown: seven weeks after election day, there are open seats in congress. we look at contests in three senate races. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro profiles a priest who became a doctor to help haiti's poor and orphaned chi
have the very latest from houston. charles, what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, craig. a spokesman for the bush family says that the former president continues to battle a sustained and prolonged fever. in fact, the spokesman said late yesterday that mr. bush, in fact, had been moved to the intensive care unit here at methodist hospital here on sunday and on a liquid diet since yesterday and in icu because of his advanced age. he is 88 years old and because of his weakness. he's been in the hospital now for over a month. he was admitted on november 23rd suffering from a chronic cough. a cough that turned in to a fever last week and now doctors are trying to figure out exactly what is causing that fever. that being said, the doctors according to the spokesman are saying that they're cautiously optimistic that mr. bush will make a recovery. he's certainly getting help from the family and friends. barbara bush, the former first lady, at his side. other family members here. his daughter was here yesterday and christmas day, neil his son, and his family enjoyed a chinese meal in the hos
licenses today. fox 5's karen gray houston has a closer look. >> reporter: meet karen craning, resident of potomac, general manager of a furniture store sitting in the lobby of the license department at montgomery county circuit court. she thought this day would never come. >> so excited. i cannot believe this day is here. i cannot believe it. i've been waiting for a long time. >> reporter: her long time partner of 29 years shuns the spotlight and doesn't want to be identified. >> there's prejudice and people don't believe in who we are and what we stand for and unfortunately they don't want this to happen, but the people of maryland have spoken. >> reporter: a majority of maryland voters approved question 6 on the ballot in favor of same sex marriage effective january 1st. governor martin o'malley signed a proclamation thursday affirming that popular vote. attorney general doug gansler wrote a legal opinion last week that would allow gay couples to get a license before the 1st. >> it's very exciting. >> reporter: long time clerk of court loretta knight has seen a lot over the years
across portions of the gulf coast. late tonight, the houston area, we'll see thunderstorms popping up, spreading eastward throughout your christmas tuesday. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, interstates 10 and 20, torrential downpours, the threat for tornadoes. so a very destructive storm system on this saturday. the highest threat for tornadoes we are looking at around new orleans, mobile, right along interstate 10 and the western panhandle of florida. so definitely be on alert throughout christmas tuesday. we're looking for good snow across portions of the plain. >>> here's the rest of your christmas eve forecast. last-minute shoppers in boston and chicago could see some light snow. early showers and clearing out in l.a. >> blast of arctic air hits the upper midwest. fargo barely makes it above zero. seattle and portland in the mid 40s. >>> now we turn to the gun control debate. hundreds marched on the brooklyn bridge here in new york last night to call on congress to do something about gun violence. but the nra said it would fight any limits that lawmakers try to place on g
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wage. >> i won't pay it! >> stephanie: exactly. let's go to richard in houston. >> caller: hey, stephanie. first time caller here and i love your show. why do everybody seem so surprised when the right-wingers keep pulling these stunts? >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: it kills me when i see people lined up in the streets, rain and snowing, and they are protesting away -- these people do not care for us why have we started voting these people into office. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: i get so mad seeing this ona daily basis. >> stephanie: that's the thing boehner is claiming a mandate for the house -- a million more people voted for democrats even for the house. it's because of redistricting, and he knows that. our caller is right. really did people vote to have them do the same thing other again. >> yeah. >> stephanie: we'll talk to representative jan schakowsky about it next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ (vo) this friday current tv presents a special event. >> nobody knows disasters like comedians. that's why for my upcoming benefit for victims of hu
city, memphis, houston and new orleans. >>> republicans are offering something of a backup plan in case no deal to avert the fiscal cliff can be reached by the end of the year. house speaker john boehner's so-called plan "b" would extend bush-era tax cuts for everyone making under $1 million a year. democrats have already rejected that, though, even as president obama is decreasing his demands for new tax revenue. >>> a northern california college campus has reopened after a security threat. san jose city college was on lockdown, as police conducted room-to-room searches after a report of a gunman on campus. but after an hour's-long search, nothing was found and the all-clear was sounded. >>> and more than a dozen fraternity members surrendered to police to face hazing charges, following the drinking-related death of a freshman at northern illinois university. prosecutors say 19-year-old david bogenberger was made to drink during a frat party last month. in all, 22 members of pi kappa alpha are facing charges. >>> a manhunt is under way after a bold and impressive escape from a federal
lives on. a certain santa claus went to this walmart in south houston and paid off several layaway accounts that were toys only. sandra garza owed nearly 300 bucks when the store called her to tell her it was all paid. >> and in north carolina, santa paid off five layaway accounts, handing over a total of $800 on the day before that payment was due. so, we want to say, take that, mr. grinch. >> in the holiday spirit. very cool. >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> and for everyone else, we'll be right back. jack?! looks good ladies! jack! come on, stop the car. jack! no, no, no, no, no! the only thing more surprising than finding the perfect gifts.. niice. ...is where you find them. how did you know? i had a little help. this is how to gift. this is sears. ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians and used by moms decade after decade. starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russ
there. across the country 73 degrees in houston, 45 and cold in chicago mostly cloudy. 54 some showers into new york. around the bay area, 50s and maybe some low 60s this afternoon in the south bay and that will be about it. and then we are going to catch a break. toward tomorrow, just a slight chance of maybe a shower or two. but really partly cloudy skies. wednesday looks dry. but a return to some stormy weather on thursday staying unsettled right into the weekend, gianna. >> it's going to be a tough weekend with all that rain. let's head over to the roadways now. 121 also known as silverado trail is completely shut down now due to an accident that may have hit a pole and took out some wires so there's lots of activity and crews on the scene trying to clean up the situation between stone crest drive and hagen road the 1800 block of sill rather is rad doe trail so give yourself some extra time to get around that area. they should have that reopened by 7:00 this morning. the rest of the bay area slick surfaces. 880 both directions looking good, somewhat windy. 15 minutes between 238 an
for persistent fever in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital. mr. bush was admitted to the icu sunday following a series of setbacks and is now on a liquids-only diet. he remains in guarded condition but doctors are cautiously optimistic about his treatment. president bush has been in the hospital since november 23rd for treatment of a lingering cough. mr. bush, the 41st president, is 84 years old. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is home after being released from the hospital. doctors say he's not fully recovered from a lung infection but he's well enough to go home. mr. nelson is 84 years old. >>> and now to the efforts to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama returns to washington later today and the senate is due in session, but just about everyone agrees with just five days left, the possibility for a grand bargain to avoid across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts is all but lost, and even prospects for watered down deals seems slim. tara mergener is in washington with more. tara, good morning. >> good morning, duarte. yes. hopes for legislati
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